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Michael Kohn

  • Employment Law, Tax Law, Securities Law...
  • District of Columbia
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Michael D. Kohn is a nationally recognized litigator focusing on whistleblower protection law specializing in Qui Tam/False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act SEC whistleblower claims, IRS whistleblower claims and whistleblower retaliation litigation. He has successfully represented whistleblowers in cases against some of the nation’s largest corporations and law firms, including Georgia Power Company, Brown & Root and Ashland Oil Company. He has also won numerous whistleblower cases against federal, state and local governments. His knowledge of issues involving the life sciences, nuclear energy and technology are integral to the firm’s advocacy for those who report environmental violations in the workplace. Mr. Kohn is often sought out by the national media to comment on whistleblower actions and is co-author of two landmark books on whistleblower protection. He is co-founder and serves as President of the National Whistleblower Center, and Trustee of the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense & Education Fund. He formerly served as Legal Ethics Director at the Government Accountability Project (1985-88) specializing in litigating corporate whistleblower cases.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Securities Law
  • International Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the False Claims Act
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Internal Revenue Code
  • Whistleblower Protections and Rewards under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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  • Contingent Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Antioch School of Law
J.D. (1985)
Rutgers University
B.S. | Biology
“Elite Trial Lawyers” Designation
National Law Journal
America’s Most Honored Proffessionals
American Registry
Washington’s Best Legal Minds
Washingtonian Magazine
Friend of the IEEE Award
“Hot List” of Plaintiff’s Law Firms
National Law Journal
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
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Top Attorneys
DC Magazine
Washingtonian Magazine
Washington’s Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine
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Super Lawyers® Designation
Super Lawyers
"Top 800 Lawyers” in Washington. D.C.
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3233 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: (202) 342-6980